Kitchen N Things, La Isla, Super Cuts, and Octo Designs Jewelers were all completely destroyed, and Pho Big Bowl sustained water and smoke damage, Seattle Fire said. The fire started in the attic space of the building, and within hours had completely engulfed the four businesses.
In order to help support the affected businesses Ballard Alliance has launched a GoFundMe fundraiser.
“Local small businesses are the backbone of the Ballard neighborhood and the loss is felt by the Ballard community,” Ballard Alliance writes.
Their goal is $25,000 — as of 9am this morning, $12,500 had so far been raised.
La Isla, which had recently closed with new ownership planning to reopen soon, said people could also show support by visiting their Redmond location.
“There has been an outpouring of support and we appreciate the notes of strength and perseverance during this difficult time,” La Isla wrote on Facebook. “We will reach out soon with details on our rebuilding plan and ways to help in that effort.”
Classic Consignment, which narrowly escaped flames that threatened to spread through the alleyway, will be closed today while they assess damage to the building and its contents. “We will be contacting our consigners via email with an update when we know next steps. Thank you for your patience and understanding,” they say.
Top photo by Jake Hanson